Thompson family dead end. Who is Henry C Thompson's father?

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I can't seem to find Henry C (Possibly Clay) Thompson's family.  Henry was born about 1825 in Alabama.  He married Louisa Franklin daughter of Josiah Franklin.  The Franklins and Thompsons traveled together. They lived in Western Division, Chickasaw County MS in 1850.  They then moved to Clarksville in 1860 , Red River County Texas and then into Park, Scott Count AR in 1870.   If anyone would be able to help me I would be grateful.


Kay Eaton Estes
WikiTree profile: Henry C Thompson
in Genealogy Help by Kay Estes G2G Rookie (280 points)

3 Answers

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Kay, are they your ancestors? If so we are cousins.

Somewhere in my files I have information sent to me on the Thompsons, although I'm only kin through the marriage to Louisa as I descend from Josiah's brother Willson Franklin.

dropme an email....and I'll try to dig up those old papers

by Lisa Franklin G2G6 Mach 2 (20.8k points)
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Henry C. Clay was born in Virginia in the late 1700 and was killed in Virginia while deer hunting.
by Brenda Bell G2G2 (3.0k points)
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I'm am not sure of your family's name lineage.... However my line of Thompson's were actually Torstensen's as they came from Norway and the names changed. I have a Hans Thompson who became Henry Thompson once stateside he was born in 1843 so I doubt he is your Henry. His father's last name was Torstensen.

Try Torsten Johansen or one of his siblings from Oppeland, Norway. 

If they are from the Norway or Sweden line it's going to get harder and harder to track them the further you get as the last name "changes" with every generation. Traditional name pass down was actually a working mix of the fathers first name with their languages equivalent of son or daughter. So for instance all of Torsten Johansen's sons show up with the last name Torstensen, and his daughters are Torstendat or Torstendatter. It gets pretty confusing prior to the 1830s when mass immigration to America started for most of our ancestors.

My Ancestry family tree

If you would like to look at my tree and see if you can find any answers or similarities you are welcome to it we have the Thompson line traced back pretty far. My mom was a Thompson. The link I added should take you to a viewable tree on Ancestry. If you search for "Christina Elizabeth Thompson" to then you can follow back from there. Once you get past "Hans (Henry) Thompson you'll start to see the name variations I was talking about. 

I hope this helps in some way. 

by Alexis Harrington G2G Crew (650 points)

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